What to Expect When ‘Sunbeam V’ Returns to Service

by | Dec 31, 2019 | Island Health, Island Outreach, Maine Seacoast Mission, News, Sunbeam

Sunbeam V refit celebration in October 2019 at Front Street Shipyard, Belfast, ME

BAR HARBOR, ME — Here are some of the highlights of what we expect when our mighty vessel, Sunbeam V, is back in service:

  • Modernized navigational suite including automatic identification (tracking) system (AIS), a more powerful radar, and better chart plotter functions.
  • Quieter and more fuel-efficient generators.
  • Sound attenuation technologies on engine room bulkhead to further reduce noise transfer.
  • Upgraded galley with full cooking exhaust capabilities and new appliances.
  • New ventilation system to deliver fresh air to lower cabin areas in warm weather.
  • Low draw LED lighting throughout the boat with adjustable warmth and brightness.
  • Rigid bottom inflatable tender to allow safer launching in adverse weather. The Sunbeam V’s tender is a boat used for transporting people or supplies to and from shore or another ship.
  • More extensive dry and cold food storage – all on main level for better access.
  • Engineered heating system for better distribution of heat and unlimited hot water.

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